BANKNOTES

Banknotes hold significance far beyond their use in monetary transactions. Their production employs a variety of printing and application processes, each one contributing to the security of the final document.

The task of the banknote designer is to create an artistic fusion between aesthetics and security. Designs are formed in close cooperation with our clients and tailored specifically to the needs of our industry.

Banknotes must resist the most advanced methods of corruption employed by modern counterfeiters. To stay ahead of fraudulent behaviour, new overt and covert security features must be applied.

OUR COMPETENCY IN THIS DOMAIN HAS BEEN ACQUIRED THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF MORE THAN 500 ISSUED BANKNOTE DESIGNS PRODUCED FOR A GLOBAL NETWORK OF CENTRAL BANKS AND ISSUING AUTHORITIES.

The efficient, productive and secure creation of banknotes is undertaken harnessing our know-how and KBA-NotaSys’ Smart Solutions: a specific combination of Modular Systems and Expert Services designed to offer customers even more value.

 

SPECIMENS

Despite our industry’s best intentions, challenges and threats appear to evolve at almost the same rate as innovation in high security printing technology. To demonstrate the high performance of our equipment, and our extensive know-how in banknote design, we have produced many specimen banknotes over the years.

Each one demonstrates a significant step forward in technology and competence.

1959 – PEGASUS

Simultan printing (5 colours, 3 front and 2 reverse)

1962 – SHAKESPEARE

High quality 3 colours Intaglio printing

1978-1981 – PUSHKIN

Offset Simultan in super size format with 8 wet colours, plus 3 colours Intaglio

1984 – CASTIGLIONE

4 colours offset Orlof + 1 wet colour

1986 – GUTENBERG

Orlof offset and Intaglio on a combined machine

1989 – CASTIGLIONE V2

4 colours offset Orlof + 1 wet colour

1990 – AMERBACH

Study on deep Intaglio engraving (up to 320 microns)

1994 – GUTENBERG V2

Sample of foil application process on the OptiNota H and silkscreen application of OVI® ink on the NotaScreen

2000 – LEONARDO DA VINCI

Printed for Le Mont 2000 world-wide demonstration on a complete production line comprised of: Super Simultan 212 / NotaScreen / OptiNota H / Super Orlof Intaglio / Super Check Numerota / CutPack II / NotaCheck II / CutCheck / ErgoSys

2003 – LORD BYRON

Intaglio print using plates produced with the CTiP laser engraving system

2004 – JULES VERNE

Printed for the Banknote Horizons world-wide demonstration on a new production line comprised of: Super Simultan IV / NotaScreen / OptiNota H / Super Orlof Intaglio / Super Numerota / NotaCheck III / CutPak III / NotaProtector / ErgoSys

2007 – JULES VERNE VERTICAL POSITIONING

Produced using the OPTI-Windows window cut and lamination module

2008 – 2D-IRIS

Produced using the new 2D-Iris Super Simultan IV module

2010 – CASH CYCLE

To demonstrate the link between the cash cycle and banknote engineering

2010 – FLOWER POWER

High performance registration offset printing on Super Simultan IV

2016 – CHILDHOOD

This is the first specimen of three in our Generation Series and depicts the early, nurturing stages of life. Launched during our Banknotes Horizons event in June, it features many new innovative security features.

SECURITY DOCUMENTS

Security documents such as identity papers, tax labels, postage and fiscal stamps are often printed in commercial offset without any printed security features. Ignoring the use of security features could have major consequences.

The addition of Intaglio print to these documents significantly enhances their security value and aesthetic impact at an extremely low cost per unit when compared with alternative security devices.

We have developed a family of multi-colour Intaglio printing machines, both sheet and web-fed, for high security printers wishing to introduce Intaglio to their products.

PASSPORTS

KBA-NotaSys offers the most efficient turnkey passport production solution. This consists of a complete service and machine package enabling governments to design and produce passport booklets. We do this in close collaboration with our partners, Kugler-Womako and Atlantic Zeiser.

TAX LABELS

The i-con Intaglio press was developed to print tax labels, using a web system. The i-con is particularly adept at meeting the needs of high security printers thanks to its rapid make-ready time and high degree of flexibility. It is compatible with a wide range of substrates ranging from thin papers to complex adhesive labels. For i-con customers, a special and dedicated fast delivery service has been put in place.